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a window of opportunity to resolve that issue. and former george h.w. bush is being treated at a hospital for bronchitis. he may be released this weekend. now back to "hardball ". >>> back to "hardball." let's take making a deal here. for all those at home who want to see republicans and democrats work together to avoid the fiscal cliff, we can bring you two lawmakers who are open to cutting a deal before the end of the year. with me are members from both sides of the aisle, u.s. congressman lee terry, a republican from nebraska, and u.s. congressman jerry connolly, a democrat from nearby southern virginia. but first, i want to start with you. you told the "omaha world herald" this about republicans, we're screwed either way. we have no leverage in these discussions. congressman, what did you mean by that? >> what i mean by that is that the president wants us to take a tax vote before he's willing to talk about anything else cutting or reforming, and republicans just aren't going to do that. so what he's doing is setting us up to be the fall people for going over the fiscal cliff. frankly
. >> george h.w. bush rapidly improving in the hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted for bronchitis and readmitted the day after thanksgiving. the doctors at the methodist hospital say the condition was never serious but wanted to prevent it from becoming pneumonia. former president bush could be released as early as this weekend. >> we know two people have won the record $580 million power ball jackpot. we will find out who one of them is today. that person bought his or her ticket at this gas station in missouri. lottery officials will announce who it is today. his son talked to tv crews about the big news. >> i didn't win the lottery but he laz won the lottery. i am happy for him. he worked hard in life. he won't have to any more. >> he will split the prize with the person in arizona. that person remains a mystery. they have no law that protect the the identity of the winner like other states do. they will release the winner's name. >> this is not a game. jobs are on the line, the american economy is on the line. this is a moment for adult leadership. >> speaker of the house john
george h.w. bush is expected to leave a houston hospital by the weekend. the 88-year-old was treated for bronchitis and a lingering cough. >>> private bradley manning spoke at a hearing on charges he faces for leaking secrets to wikileaks. he told the military judge he was kept in solitary confinement and only allowed 20 minutes outdoors per day. >>> demominique strauss-kahn ha reached an agreement to settle a civil lawsuit against him by the new york hotel maid she claimed tried to rape her. >>> and the new list of the most popular baby names for 2012 is just out. so top names for the boys, aiden, jackson, ethan, liam and mason. and top names for the girls, all end in the letter "a." sophia, emma, olivia, isabella and ava. and in a surprising twist, the popular book "50 shades of grey" seemed to have influenced the list with "anna" moving higher on the list. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." illinois governor pat quinn is waking up to bad news this morning. a new poll shows him to be the most unpopular governor they've surveyed in the ent
'm sure the kids are thrilled. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital this morning, being treated for a cough that he hasn't been able to shake after battling bronchitis. the 41st president is now in stable condition. doctors had originally thought he might be released over the weekend, but say they need to be safe in continuing to monitor the former president who is now 88 years old. >>> it's time to check the weather. showers from portland to seattle. snow in the cascades and northern rockies. a foggy morning from des moines, chicago, st. louis and columbus. showers from northern missouri to green bay. near record highs in the midwest. also unseasonably warm for the east coast. >> we'll take it. 60 here in new york. 70 in atlanta. 80 in dallas. near 70 from indianapolis and kansas city. 70s in the southeast. 50s in the pacific northwest. >> not that we'd know it because it's 25 degrees in the studio today. >> like i like it. >>> when we come back, fasten your seat belts. airline executives are cooking up new ways to hit you with fees. >> just what we
is keeping george h. w. bush in the hospital in houston. he was the 41 president of the united states. doctors say he is suffering from bronchitis. he has been in and out for the past month because of the cough and his wife has been by his side. >>> look at this damaged fire engine. three firefighters to the hospital. >> and financial disaster, is the u.s. postal service wasting money? an investigation into wasteful spending by employees. >> and the ktvu ipad app is ready to download. watch news, weather and traffic anytime, anywhere. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> an unusual accident involving a fire truck has firefighters looking into whether they need to make changes in how they operate. it happened on highway 24 yesterday and sent three firefighters to the hospital. ktvu's rob roth is here and tells us it happened even though the firefighters did everything they were supposed to do. rob? >> reporter: frank, the fire engine involved in yesterday's accident is now out of service. you can see the dent in the bumper
of 1990 at andrews air force base where george h.w. bush went in there. we forget now how incredibly overwhelming the deficit story was at that point. you know, you look at that administration. the coming in, just no one thought they could do anything. it's not unlike the conversations we're having now. and they went in, they did the deal, president bush had to shift from read my lips to as only he could put it, read my hips. and it was good for the country, it created a political dynamic that cost president bush the election in 1992, and which we're still living, because that gave us grover norquist, et cetera. >> let's get to grover norquist in a minute, but i do have a question. the gop plan consists of $2.2 trillion in savings over a decade. that includes raging the eligibility age for medicare from 65 to 67. and lowering cost of living increases for social security benefits. they also propose overhauling the tax code to generate $800 billion in new revenue. but without raising taxes on the wealthy. in a letter to the president, leading republicans compared their plan to one ersk
george h.w. bush, the first president bush, who by the way of course was a world war ii veteran, did heroic things during that war. and it also has the support of former senate majority leader bob dole, certainly a patriot. senator dole, a disabled veteran from world war ii, who led the fight to pass the treaty, was here yesterday urging republicans to support it. now, mr. president, think about that. robert dole, who was grievously injured in world war ii, spent more than two years in a hospital, he came to this senate floor, and the first speech he gave was on disabilities, and we needed to do something about it. he was here -- he led the fight to pass the treaty, urging republicans to support it. a few republicans greeted him as he was in his wheelchair here. they greeted this 89-year-old war hero, i repeat, patriot, who just last week was in walter reed hospital. then one by one, all but a handful of them voted against the treaty, ensuring its failure. but their professed reasons for opposing it had no basis in fact -- none. most republicans acknowledge that. some use an excuse,
treatment visited by several of his children including former president george w. bush. the royal family getting a new member. the st. james' palace saying they are expecting a baby. the queen and members of the both pams are delighted with the news. the duchess is in the very early stages of pregnancy. those are the head lines. >> oh, that's fun. a royal baby. >> yes, thank you, lauren greern. >> sure. >> to charlie, the president must want fat cats to support the plan to end the fiscal cliff impasse. we have the behind the scene meetings between the executives. >> caught a lot of people by surprise. it was last week where deputy secretary of state, tom nides, went to the city, held a series of meetings, which senior wall street executives, the two meetings i know about, larry fink, the ceo of black rock, and james foreman -- >> such buddies. >> who? >> you and larry fink. >> we'll deal with that later. might not be after this story. the ceo of morgan stanley, basically broad based talks, dinner meetings. what did they talk about? the fiscal cliff and where wall street stands in in thin
president george h. w. bush expected to remain in a houston hospital throughout the weekend. mr. bush is 88 years old and in stable condition now and being kept at methodist hospital because of a lingering cough, related to bronchitus. he's ninety-nine been in and out of the hospital because of complications. his cough is taking longer to clear up and doctors say they want to play it safe. >> we are learning what caused a train to derail. it was hauling a load of dangerous chemicals. the train went off and sent 7 cars partially into a creek. one of the cars leaking a colorless gas used to make pvc . breathing it in can be deadly. authorities evacuated nearby homes. >> most of the results have been in the nondetect range or elevated range that we would not have acute health impacts on people. evacuation will remain in affect throughout the weekend and possibly longer. ntsb trying to determine the cause of the accident. the crew on the train tried to repair a malfunctions red signal light and got verbal permission to crash. only a few cars made it before the others jumped the track. >> we are
by the children, including former president george w. bush. those are your headlines. back to lori and connell. >> thank you. >> sales numbers, general motors up 3% from last year, and others in the green as well thanks to, believe it or not, hurricane sandy. >> jeff flock has the story at the bureau in chicago. hi, jeff. >> indeed. two headlines. sandy one, and the other is fiscal cliff. starting to see the first impacts now in terms of considerations about fiscal cliff on the sales call today with ford keeping production up in the first quarter. they are bullish, increasing production by 11%, and gm holding off on sales forecasts because they are worried about the cliff. look at the numbers. as lori said, gm up 3%, ford up 6%, chrysler up, 30th consecutive month of increases for chrysler, toyota up 17%. gm did well with small cars, we're getting to the point in the country where cars are # getting so old, 11 years is the average age of a vehicle right now, and that is driving it as well. on the sandy front, as we look at the stock numbers, the folks at ford say we are 30,000 additional sales
now. save later. >>heather: and now a quick check of the headlines, former president george h.w. bush is still in the hospital with bronchitis. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message. the first message read "merry christmas." the spirit of giving this holiday season, the coast guard ship with 1,300 christmas trees being distributed to families in need in the chicago area. >>gregg: u.n. ambassador susan rice's potential nomination as secretary of state and new questions over her attempts to explain her remarks of the terror attack on the consulate in libya that were flatout wrong. and now, bringing them back, our political insiders. congressman, normally, when a potential nominee or a nominee migrates to capitol hill to meet with the senators they go behind closed doors and make nice and come out and the senators say it is wonderful, i probably could vote for her, i will give her every opportunity. but rice comes out of the meetings and the senators are more opposed than ever before. >> you have to wonder what went on in the meetings. she wants to be the chief diplomat of th
president george w. bush. hopefully he will be going home very soon. martha: there are around the clock demonstrations in egypt as president morsi and the muslim brotherhood push through a hard-line islamist constitution. morsi supporters blocked them from entering the courthouse in order to give a ruling on this constitution. steve harrigan joins us from there. where do we stand now with this constitutional court having no ability to rule at this point? >> reporter: the most unusual situation in cairo where you have egypt's top court whose judges now say basically they are afraid to do their job. they were supposed to enter the court sunday to get to work. there was a crowd of pro-government protester surrounding that white house. the judges say they felt intimidated by the crowd both physically and psychologically intimidated. so for now they suspended all their work. martha: we can hear the sound of the protesters behind you. what i next in tahrir square? >> reporter: it's a competition between the two sides. those who support this president and those who want to drive him out of off
worked for president george w. bush. and debbie dingell, vice-chair of al gore's campaign in michigan in 2000. debbie, let's start with you. john boehner, speaker of the house, came out the day after the election and said okay we'll put revenues on the table. we will raise taxes but want to do it by limiting deductions. we don't want to raise rates. no real response on that from the president's team. isn't that kind of an olive branch? >> look, i think that democrats and republicans at a senior level understand we can knot go over the fiscal cliff. i think there's a lot of positioning, a lot of posturing. quite frankly sunday talk shows may have even made me a little edgy but as a watcher of washington for a long time we have got leaders that though we can't go over the fiscal cliff and they have to get in a room and start talking. jon: as a watcher of washington, debbie, you've been telling spouses of medical members of congress, don't buy a turkey for instance. >> well, they can buy a ushg it can i but i warned them for weeks do not expect to see your spouses until christmas. i am o
think history showed whether it's ronald reagan or-- >> ronald reagan, george w. bush and-- >> your a telling me that ronald reagan was not increasing deficits. stuart: ronald reagan increased-- >> here is what we're arguing about, you lower tax rates, you get more revenue. >> stuart. stuart: that's a lesson of economic history. >> stuart, i'm sorry. stuart: it is. >> the lesson of the reagan years and bush years, you-- >> it's factually true that when you lower rates, ronald reagan did it, dramatic lower of rates, the revenue to the treasury doubled in five years. that's true. >> are you telling me. stuart: you're saying, oh, he left a deficit. it was congressional spending that led it a deficit. let's get back to the original argument. if you now, right now, lowered tax rates you would increase revenue to the treasury. >> you and i disagree on that. you and i disagree on that and i know my history and-- >> you think that by imposing higher tax rates, massive tax increase. >> no, no, not on everyone, not on everyone. stuart: tell me how you're going to get growth when you raise tax
after people kicked their president out. and a health care for former president george h.w. bush, he has been in the hospital for a week now. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. >>shepard: 17 minutes past the hour. egyptian president morsi has recorded a statement on the uprising in the crucial area of the middle east and egyptian lawmakers are returning to complete a brand new constitution that could end president morsi's power grab. last week he essentially maim himself a dictator. he issued several decrees including an order that all decisions he makes are final and he is essentially above the law and frankly the people and the judges went nuts. a new constitution would revoke the decrees but protesters say the lawmakers are islamists as is president morsi so there is, well, a lot of questions. opposition leaders fear the islamists will push laws that limit civil liberties and limit the rights of women and mi
-dongs and ho ho, announcing it's in talks with more than 100 buyers. >>> former president george w.h. bush hospitalized in houston, treated for bronchitis. he was admitted last friday, but expected to be released in a matter of days. >>> and one of the winning tickets of last night's record $588 jackpot has been revealed. it was bought in dearborn, missouri. the other winning ticket was bought in phoenix, arizona, but so far the winner has not come forward. >> greta: a shocking turn of events tonight, for the first time the u.n. voting to recognize the state of palestine, causing a celebration in the west bank, but israel and the united states are not celebrating. they both tried but failed to block the u.n. move. former u.n. ambassador john bolton joins us. nice to see. could this have been prevented? >> absolutely. this is a reflection of the obama administration to take this issue seriously. it was demonstrated last october when the palestinian authority was made a member of the u.n. scientific and cultural organization, when it never should have been. palestine is not a state. that's a
an amendment that would have that effect. the way we stopped all of this nonsense back in the george h.w. bush administration was by threatening to do just that. congress wrote part of what we have threatened into law. they did not cover this particular circumstance. it was the weakness of the obama administration going back to last year when the palestinians joined unesco vote. if they used the diplomatic tools this vote would not have taken place. >>neil: do you get the feeling as a naive observer, it is us and israel looking more like custer, the whole world is going one way? and we are watching. >>guest: only if you think the u.n. compound in are you it people bay in manhattan is not the twilight zone. the whole argument about in vote yesterday was abbas is down because hamas has been firing rockets and we have to lit -- lift him up and many of our european friends vote if favor of this and that is the kind of thing that discredits the u.n. i don't think we should worry about it in the macro sense but i do think this is going to be used very much against israel. and they are making a mista
. george w. bush signed in a phase-out of the estate tax. the top rate stays at 55%. the exemption level started rising from $1 million and going up. it was repealed completely in 2010 for one year. then it sprang back to life as part of the extension of the bush tax cuts that president obama signed into law. you have a debate -- very few members dispute that it needs to be continued. the debate is over whether you continue it at the current level. there is an exemption level, $10 million for a couple. or at the white house would prefer a 45% rate. that is the debate right now. there's a split among democrats. the white house wants a less generous estate tax. red-leaning states like max baucus. host: that was the headline recently in "the wall street journal," showing the senators. at its highest, what was the estate tax? how many people did the estate tax affect? guest: we are talking tens of thousands. right now it affects 3000 estates. the exemption level is set high historical novel. it has come down significantly. big argument from conservatives is it hits small businesses and farms
for the weekend coming up. >>> former president george h.w. bush is doing well enough to ramp up his physical therapy. the 41st president has been in methodist hospital in houston since the day after thanksgiving. he's suffering from a persistent cough stemming from bronchitis. it's not life-threatening. mr. bush is 88 now. no date has been set for his discharge. >>> president obama is warning republicans not to use the fiscal cliff to try to win concessions on raising the nation's borrowing limit. nbc's danielle lee is live on capitol hill this afternoon where a perfect storm over spending and borrowing and taxes is shaping up here at the end of the year. danielle? >> reporter: pat, that's a good way to describe it. both sides are digging in their heels, and with no move to avoid the fiscal cliff, or to raise the debt ceiling which is currently at $16.4 trillion, now there's new concern about what could happen to our credit rating in the new year. each day toward the fiscal cliff is also another day closer to the country maxing out on its borrowing limits. president obama called it a dangero
. you talked about presidents from obama to george w. bush, bill clinton, all objecting to settlement on that spot and getting his assurances from israel that it wouldn't be built on, so why now? tough talking? election coming up? what happened in the u.n.? what's the feeling there? >> well, certainly the israelis have made no secret of the fact that this is a direct punitive measure for what happened at the u.n. last thursday where, of course, the palestinians managed get an upgraded status there in the u.n. general assembly going to nonmember observer state. of course, the word state there is the operative one for the palestinians. the palestinians now say they do, in fact, have a state which is a taertory that is defined as the west bank, gaza, and east jerusalem. so, therefore, the palestinians are saying that this obviously would make the implementation of this state all but impossible because they say it would be impossible for them to even reach their capital that they want to have, which is, of course, east jerusalem. this is certainly a measure that's cause aing lot of intern
. in 2001, president george w. bush decided to spend a large portion of the surpluses he inherited from president clinton to cut tax rates. many democrats opposed him then because the tax cuts were unfair, favoring the highest-income americans. to overcome that obstacle, the republicans resorted to a parliamentary technique, budget reconciliation, a maneuver that allowed for passage of their tax cuts but forced them to expire after 2010, at the end of the ten-year budget window. so we scroll forward to 2010. as 2010 ended, president obama and many democrats in congress, including myself, wanted to extend the tax cuts for middle-class families but let rates on income above $200,000 for an individual and $250,000 for a family revert to the clinton era levels. our senate republican friends filibustered that effort, refusing to allow the middle-class tax cut without a tax cut for the highest incomes as well. their hostage strategy worked that time and the president and senate democrats reluctantly agreed to extend the tax cuts for two more years. so now the two years is up and these tax rat
president, george h.w. bush is in stable condition this morning in a houston hospital. he was admitted a week ago and being treated for bronchitis. he's expected to be released in the next few days. he is 88 years old. >>> scientists report the mile thick ice sheets that cover greenland and antarctica are melting. we have lost tons of ice in the last 20 years raising the sea level by 7/16 inch. >>> thursday night football action. falcons in atlanta. they got off to a 17-0 lead before the saints scored a single point. atlanta defense had a good night. five interceptions. falcons go on to win it. they are now 11-1 on the year. atlanta could clench the nfc south if they lose to denver on sunday. >> all right. she's bruised, but not broken. coming up, inside lady liberty for a look at the damage left behind by sandy to see what needs to be done to get this american icon back up and running. dermatologist recommendedcer ] aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. make a wish! i wish we cou
support it? because george h.w. bush started this process and president george w. bush signed the treaty to participate in it. and because in the end, this treaty and our participation in it -- and this is the most important -- can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. because to join it is to keep faith with the men and women who have suffered grievous disability in defense of our nation, and we owe them nothing less. this treaty is not about changing america. it's about america changing the world. but a vote here is a test of this institution. this vote is a test of whether the senate, which passed the civil rights act and the voting rights act and the americans with disabilities act, is still capable of voting to change things, let alone send a message that could change the world. i ask colleagues to do for the world what they've done for america -- walk down the aisle here and for millions everywhere who cannot walk make a stateme statement. raise your voice and vote for millions who are voiceless in their own lands. stand up for those who cannot stand up for them
with jerry ford. they became good friends. >> very. >> of course, george w.'s father, george sr. bush became good friends with bill clinton. he calls him his son practically. this does work occasionally. >> you can't imagine that happening, though, with romney and obama. >> we saw them in the debate. they don't like each other. >> they don't like each other. there seems to be a personal animosity toward each other. they don't seem to respect one another. >> why do people, this is not partisan, an observation, why does everybody who run against romney hate him? mccain picked sarah palin, he hated him so much, rather than him as running mate. >> it's a core. >> and lacking one. >> obama as his legal background likes to have a legal argument that fits together. romney's ideology doesn't do that. i think there's not that -- >> do they believe he's not a member of the club, doug, because he country have a political philosophy. people like to say they live or die on what they believe. that's why they're in pub leg life, not just to be celebrities but to carry out a motive. do they believe he lacks
of speech and women's rights. >>> a spokesman says former president george h.w. bush should be able to leave the hospital by the weekend. he has been hospitalized for complications from bronchitis. >>> last day of trading for november. what's moving the markets? good morning, kayla. >> the stocks are following the fiscal cliff and the market dove yesterday on comments from house speaker john boehner. data released yesterday showed economic growth in the u.s. is still weak. consumers and businesses alike are putting a hold on spending. natalie? >> thank you. >>> and a grade school in south lina has shed new light on how to take a class photo. they didn't just stick the short kids in front, call kids in the back. each child wore a specific color, formed an amazing image of a light house. all part of the annual cultural week at beach hill elementary. great job, kids. that's fantastic. >>> it is 7:19. back to savannah, willie, and al. makes my photos look terrible. >> way more organization than my elementary school. >>> who will be with david gregory? just wondering. >> people don't know, willie
like a cake. we have to take a break. update about former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston quote, president bush has been in and out of the methodist hospital in the texas medical center treated for complications relating to his bronchitis. he's in stable condition and is expected to released within the next 72 hours. >>> coming up, president obama may be meeting with governor romney today but also hosting other special and possibly much, much smarter guests at the white house. we'll reveal the vips next. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. to provide a better benefits package... o
in washington, d.c. next will be bill wichteman. burlington he was a special assistant to george w. bush -- formerly he was a special assistant. here was a policy adviser to bill frisk. he has a very deep experience in matters in both the house and senate which makes and somewhat unique. he has been at the top of the pyramid in both chambers. his time with former senate leader frisk is a help. he hashe has also worked in the santorum campaign. the fourth and final speaker will be brian darling, who is here at heritage afor the time being. he is a senior fellow at government studies. he mahler -- monitors political events and assess this impact on policy decisions on things in general. he is a prolific media presence in talk radio, cable tv, and he has columns in other publications. he is one of the most widely quoted analysts here at heritage. he served previously in the senate for senators martinez, and two other senators. we will start off with james and move on down. thank you. >> good afternoon. please bear with me. i am slowly getting my voice back. first, thank you to heritage, to
was not familiar with the area. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old is being treated for a lingering cough-related bronchitis. the 41st president has been in and out of the hospital recently from complications resulting from bronchitis. >>> and still no word on who bought the second winning powerball ticket in arizona, although a lot of attention is being paid to this guy. he was in a maryland convenience store, he claimed to have the winning ticket and then he ran out. we haven't seen or heard from him since. >>> the united nations general assembly voted thursday to recognize palestine as a nonmember observer state. the news was received with celebration in the west bank, but, palestinians face a harsh reality. their borders are mostly controlled by israel. they have competing governments in the west bank and gaza. what's ahead for palestinians and israelis now? let's bring in nbc correspondent martin fletcher who has covered this region longer than any other journalist in the world. just after the u.n. vote, israel and jewi
george h.w. bush remains in stable condition in a houston hospital. he's been treated for bronchitis. he's been if the hospital for more than a week now. at 88, the world war ii veteran is the oldest living former president. >>> the supreme court could decide this week whether to take up the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed doors on friday but took no action. the high court could act tomorrow when it's scheduled to release orders, or the justices may choose to discuss the issue when they meet for another scheduled conference on friday. >>> we're now just one month away until the fiscal cliff deadline. and while the deal will actually be made in washington, politicians are taking their message on the road and straight to the voters. cnn political editor paul steinhouser has more. >> good morning. the presidential election may be fading into the rearview mirror, but it feels a lot like campaign season. >> i'm already missing the time that i spent on the campaign visiting towns like this and talking to folks like you. >> we love you. >> i love yo
h.w. bush is still in the hospital tonight. his aides say doctors had planned to release him over the weekend. now they are keeping the 88-year-old former president in treatment because of what they call a nagging cough that won't go away. doctors have been treating him for 10 days now due to complications from bronchitis. a spokesman says president bush remains in good spirits. president bush 41 spent part of the day yesterday watching the houston texans clinch a spot in the nhl playoffs titans in tennessee. desperate search for 11-year-old cancer patient. cops claim this video shows her mother literally pulling her out of the hospital with the equipment even the iv still attached. and the big problem is, there is a piece of equipment in her heart. the race to find young emily is next. plus, a new twist in the case of the millionaire at the center of a massive murder investigation. is he the guy who claimed that somebody poisoned his dogs. and now he says he is on the move again. the mac afee man as fox reports live tonight. h my goodn! oh my gosh, this looks amazing! [ male anno
to be this way. 1992 when bill clinton unseated george h.w. bush, these same counties, won 60% with the whole foods market. 40% with cracker barrel. so that was a 20-point gap. it's a 48-point gap now. >> there are some older votes, maybe the old fdr coalition that have shifted to the republican party. the democratic coalition of younger voters, hispanics, african-american, is just growing in size. >> if you had to pick a couple of counties that would epitomize that shift, you look at ohio and the white working class counties along the ohio river, coal country, belmont county, ohio, gave john kerry 52% of the vote in 2004. obama only won 44.7% this time around. if you had to look at a county that captures where democrats are doing better and better, it's probably in your home state, chuck, osceola, florida. outside of orlando, kissimmee, st. cloud, huge growing puerto rican population. consider that john kerry only won 47% of the vote there in 2004. guess where obama was this year? 61.7%. >> i challenge anybody to find another county with that dramatic of an uptick, that size of a county. spe
. >>> george h.w. bush's doctor says he's getting better fast and could be released from the hospital this weekend. the 88-year-old was taken in with bronchitis and is recovering from a lingering cough. his doctor also says he's in great spirits. >>> hillary clinton says the government is still figuring out how to handle washington state and colorado legalizing marijuana. >> i respect those in the region who believe strongly that that would end the problem. i am not convinced of that, just speaking personally. i think when you've got ruthless, vicious people who have made money one way, if it's somehow blocked, they'll figure out another way. they'll do kidnapping. they'll do extortion. >>> not entirely surprising, a bunch of lawmakers are leaving congress to be lobbyist. heath schuler will work for duke energy, jason altmire will become part of florida blue, and geoff davis is forming his own public affairs firm. >>> and here is the must-see video of the day. yes, that's bo, the white house releasing these shots of the first dog checking out all the holiday decorations including a re
of the things -- i mean come you covered george w. bush. i wrote for books on him. there was a lot of mystery about what bush felt -- yes, a gut player. as he said, his job was to put some calcium in the spine. but i think obama is a little bit more of an uncertain figure and quite frankly when he writes his own autobiography and his time as president and there is more excavation of all of this, we're going to discover that he's working it out as he plays the game. somebody with a little more experience under their belt might not be doing. >> some other comments you he made about president obama including but she just said executive subtext or little disappointed or underwhelmed. >> i wouldn't say disappointed. it goes to the question of what is our job in the news media. our job is to be, "politico" specializes in a 242nd, not in a hostile negative way, but you are asking and raising questions and that's the job. look, what's happened in the last many decades in the presidency, increasing concentration of power. there's the catastrophe in japan in the united states immediate need they want t
, you covered george w. bush, i wrote four books on him. there was not a lot of mystery about what bush felt -- >> a gut player. >> yes, yes, a gut player, and as he said, you know, his call see yum in the spine. obama is an uncertain figure, and, quite frankly, when he writes his own autobiography about his time as president, and there's more excavation of all of this, we're going to discover he's working it out as he plays the game, and somebody was a little more experience under their belt might not be doing that. >> some of the comments made about president obama, incoming with what you said, used to be a sub text, that you're disappointed over overwhelmed? >> not disappointed, but goes to the question of what's our job in the news media? our job is not to be cheerleaders. our job is to be, i mean, "politico" specializes in a 24/7 irritant, and not in a negative way, but you are asking and raising questions, and it is the job, and obama had -- look, what's the -- what's happened in the last many decades in the presidency? increasing concentration of power. there's the catastrophe in
to extend the top two tax rates that were cut 12 years ago now under george w. bush or whether to let those rates go back up to levels their work during the clinton administration. this will be a point of negotiation but i didn't think we're at the point where it is being discussed seriously. host: is the ways and means committee involved in this issue? guest: next year if there is some agreement by the end of the year to do something about the tax code. the president and republicans say they want to reform the tax code. the chairman is close to john boehner and i think they are consulted with each other. the talks already high level between the staff of john boehner and the obama administration. host: could this issue to be treated separately? guest: no. i think it will be decided in some kind of package at the end of the year. it could be a small package but they need to make a decision. host: kenneth, good morning. caller: i don't think the american people will get anything unless we let things go over the fiscal cliff. republicans will never agree to anything. i think obama needs to sti
tolerate will. >> let me take you both back. george w. bush, john kerry. they talked on the phone about healing and they never talked again. and kerry served on the senate. i mean -- okay, but let's imagine. i'm just going to go with will and look upon this as glass half full. what if, roland -- what if mr. obama could find something for romney to do and romney agreed to do it? >> yeah. white house usher. there's a lot of jobs mitt romney could do for the president. look, first of all, if we're going to do this lunch don't do it at the white house. the president should have taken mitt romney to ben's chili bowl, get a half smoked and he could meet the 47%. i have no problems with it but i certainly think for mitt romney it's going to be one heck of a lunch, having to see the president sit there and smile at him and say you know i kicked your behind. you know i did, didn't you? i think there is a role for individuals who run for president of the united states in terms of still operating in the public space. because, again, we need all ideas on the table. so i'm sure the president, he's g
gates. >> 9:22 a.m. in coming up president george h. w. bush hospitalized today. we will tell you why and how he is doing. a live look at walnut creek traffic is nice and light. they are actually getting a break from the rain as we wait for the to roll in. we will be right back. former president at george h. w. bush is in the hospital in houston for treatment of a lingering costs. he is 88 years old now and being treated for bronchitis. he was admitted last friday and is expected to be released by the weekend. a spokesman for the president said the mls was not life-threatening but there had been concerns that it could have developed pneumonia. he is 88 years old. he's doing ok but it looks like he's in the hospital until this weekend. palestinians are waiting for the outcome of the vote today that could elevate their status in the united nations. this is video of people already celebrating. a yes vote would mean the palestinians are regarded as a non member observer state. that would implicitly recognize palestinian statehood. israel and the united states are against the you recogniti
president george h.w. bush is at methodist hospital in houston after being treated for bronchitis. that is according to a family spokesman, jim mcgrath. president bush, who is 88 years old, has been at the hospital for six days now. he has been cured of his bronchitis, but mcgrath says he is still in the hospital because of a lingering cough. we're going to bring you more details as we get them. to today's big meeting at the white house. we don't know what's on the menu when president obama, mitt romney meet for lunch today. that's right. the president is hosting his former rival about 30 minutes or so from now. it is a promise the president made during a victory speech on election night. listen. >> it's only because we love this country deeply. we care so strongly about its future. in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> mitt romney, he was stunned by his defeat, but gracious in his concession speech. it looked like everybody was ready to make nice until romney's remarks
of the deficits, really. look what happened under george w. bush. he inherited surpluses, turned it into deficits as far as the eye can see with huge tax cuts to the millionaires and billionaires, huge. the very tax cuts our friends are defending right now. he did two wars on a credit card and we wound up in a mess. so we have to come together with the best ideas that we have, and i know we can reach agreement, but let us do the first step which is to take care of 98% of the people. the republicans want to have tax breaks for 100% of the people. we're saying can you take 98%? if i stopped you on the street and said i'm willing to give you 98% of what you say you want and you walk away from me and you attack me and you say i'm not ready to do anything, i honestly think people would scratch their head. so i think it is clear, the senate passed a bill to renew the tax breaks for 98% of the people. we are saying up to $250,000 in income, you go right back to those bush tax cut rates. but over 250, you go to the clinton rates. pay a little bit more so we can attack this deficit, so we can make the inv
information on the health of former president george h.w. bush. he's rapidly improving in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted for bronchitis the kay after thanksgiving. doctors say his condition was never serious, but wanted to prevent it from becoming pneumonia. he could be released as early as this weekend. >>> our nation's world war ii veterans getting special recognition at the wisconsin premiere fort documentary "honor flight." hundreds showed up to hear their war stories and watch as the veterans set out on a journey to the world war ii memorial in washington d.c. >> i had to bring out my handkerchief three times of the whenever i see that world war ii memorial, the one with the flag raising, i got to cry. >> gretchen: wow. the documentary had its world premiere over the summer. it will now have encore showings december 5 through 7. >>> remember when we had on that woman from your town and she wrote the book for kids on veteran? >> brian: the teacher. >> gretchen: you know what my kids say what book t
shock in the 1970s. martha: i did my part. president george h.w. bush is recovering in a houston hospital after being admitted with bronchitis earlier this week. the 41st president is 88 years old. the hospital says this was never a life-threatening situation. president bush's family says they are relieved and this is the quote from the spokesman. we're naturally very pleased this did not progress into home soon.nd look to get dr. marc siegel, member of our fox medical a-team of course and he joins me. good morning. melissa: hi, martha. martha: they're saying this is broke kites. he had this not too long ago, right? melissa: martha i spoke to the hospital this morning. said he is very stable. had this a few weeks ago in beginning of november. he went home. developed a cough. it came back. he developed bronchitis in the upper airways, not the bottom of the lungs. it has not progressed into pneumonia. they are the tubes that lead into the lungs but not the lungs themselves. we have them lined like a human vacuum cleaner. we sweep out the debris. if it becomes older harder to do tha
assistant to george w. bush in the white house. he is a policy advisor and senate majority leader to bill crist and worked in the senate in pennsylvania. he has great experience in matters of the house and senate. he is very unique and at the top of the pure land and his time spent in grassroots efforts for senate rules and precedents. he has also worked with the rick santorum campaign. he has also published works in political theory. our poor speaker will be brian darling. he is from the heritage foundation for the time being. he is part of the senate counsel and for now he is senior fellow of government studies here at the heritage foundation. he monitors political event here at the senate, white house, and various policy decisions on things in general. he is very prolific. he has a wonderful media presence and cable, radio, and tv. he is literally one of the most widely quoted analysts at the heritage foundation. he is a graduate from boston university and he was previously in the senate for senator martinez and two other candidates. he has an extensive and deep background. so we will
with these george w. bush tax cuts over the past eight years, where are the jobs? if tax cuts create jobs, where are they at? that is one point. when speaker john boehner talks about obamacare costing so much, and government madison -- socialized medicine, that is what the congress gets. they are socialized medicine. if it is good for the congress and senate, but not the american people? ont: let's move on to gina the line for republicans. the last caller said he was to hear about the bush tax cuts and the jobs. what happened? caller: i do not know where the jobs are, but i can tell you if the tax cuts expire, my husband and i make under $100,000 a year in we will be hit with $4,000 in more taxes a year. what i wanted to say was, i agree with the last two previous callers. obama does not want to compromise. here is a fact for you. if he really wanted to compromise and he really wanted more taxes from the rich, he would talk about cutting out the loopholes. anybody who knows anything about taxes understands that is how the top rich get by with paying no taxes. he is trying to play both sides of t
under president george w. bush. hello to the two of you. i've got to ask you. is that a world aids day t-shirt you got going on? >> this is my favorite product red t-shirts. red's raised over $200 million for aids relief. and remember it's world aids day today. get out there and support everyone who's doing everything to end aids. >> i talked to michael elliott as well the ceo of one about the same thing. good on you. let's get to this, karen. the video follows what amounted to a campaign event yesterday for the fiscal cliff. the election's over. the president and democrats won. is this effort sort of a redundancy that maybe counterproductive? >> no. look, i think its something that a lot of us wanted to see the president do actually in the first term. you may remember there was some talk about this kind of outside end strategy. he did it when he introduced the jobs act. he did it on the payroll tax cut the last time. that is engage the american people in the process. let them know what's going on here in washington and let their voices be heard so that we're not just having meetings in
and republicans push this off. george w. bush also during his eight years in office didn't bring it. i agree with you. >> here's why we'll see immigration reform in 2013. >> doubtful. >> the achieve act essentially is by the way, the achieve act doesn't provide a path for citizenship. it's the dream act without the dream. >> it's a dud. >> two outgoing senators. >> that's valid. >> the stem act is proposed by lamar smith, notoriously anti-immigrant. when he's sponsoring an immigration reform bill, something has changed in the republican party. when two outgoing senators are proposing their version of immigration reform, something changed in the republican party. >> i think, again, until we look at the -- it's almost three-pronged. until we look at the enforcement issues, those issues, then we can do -- >> but the thing is you don't have to deal -- you can create path to citizenship in pieces, in stages without dealing with them. instead of saying we can't do anything until we do it all. >> my sister-in-law, she's south african, she came here ten years ago, it took her seven years to gain sta
the president was planning. joining us this morning, carlos gutierrez. former commerce secretary under george w. bush. also former director of hispanic outreach for the romney campaign. nice to see you, sir. thank you for talking with us. >> pleasure, soledad. >> this morning i was talking to senator blumenthal. he was sort of saying i'm optimistic, i'm hopeful. where do you see that? i don't know that i see optimism. >> no. i agree with you. i'm very disapoented. you know, the big picture is more than just the fiscal cliff. and a lot bigger than do we raise taxes on people who are there to make more than $250,000 a year. this is about the debt. it's about the fiscal deficit. it's about our economy. it's about our future. it's about our children. and president obama is playing a very risky game. because in the end, this is his presidency. and you're going to look back and have a bar chart of deficits and debt. and there's not going to be an asterisk that says it was the republicans' fault. i think we've got to stop playing poker, work together and understand we're working to save the country. >
. these tax cuts were enacted by george w. bush in 2001. still a bad idea then, i believe. at any rate, we had a surplus. it was sold to the american people because we have a surplus, we ought to give money back. we'll have the tax cuts across the board which benefitted mostly the wealthiest of americans. we knew that at the time. they were adopted as a temporary measure. what part of temporary doesn't john boehner understand? what part of temporary don't these republicans understand, right? i mean what is it about suddenly suddenly, it's become gospel. it is sacrosanct that you can never raise tax on the richest of americans. the very ones i'm one of them, who ought to be paying more in taxes. it is just insane! so they were attempted as a temporary measure and they're going to expire in ten years. why in ten years? because everybody knew in ten years things might change. we might no longer have a surplus and we might need the money. that's exactly what the case is today. president obama extended them for two
, which bob dole championed and george h.w. bush signed into law. it's a great law that has helped millions of americans: 154 countries, other nations have endorsed this and saying disabled people should have same rights other americans enjoy like they do in the united states of america. it needed add two-thirds vote. john kerry was the champion who carried it on the floor in the house, in the senate and said come on. here is bob dole. he is here for a reason. >> that's why an 89-year-old veteran one week removed from bethesda naval hospital comes back to the senate on an early december day, because it matters. >> bill: and yet, the republicans, what do they do? they came up one by one, shook bob dole's hand and they stabbed him in the back. it needed a two-thirds vote. it only got six, all democrats voted for it. and there were a handful of republicans who did 689 i am going to give them credit. john mccain, kelly ayotte senator brasso scott brown, susan collins, olympia snowe, dick lugar lease a mckowski. the rest voted no lead by tea partyer mi
was reported during the administration of president george w. bush when you had seemore her sh, saying that came out of vice president cheney's office. >> the one that barack obama has similar to baseball cards put in front of him. >> i'm just saying -- >> you're sitting here, there are reporters out there that provide information leaked by administrations and not like this is somehow a different administration than previous ones. >> let's just remember that this movie isn't the first one to pull the veil back on the killing of osama bin laden. there was extensive coverage right after it happened. "the new yorker" had like a 20-page sitedown interview with several different administration sources. the administration didn't go straight to these filmmakers and say, let us give you the inside scoop. i doubt there are new details in this movie that haven't already emerged. >> do you want to see this movie? >> absolutely. >> yes, absolutely. >> the best buzz this movie could have gotten. >> even watching kathryn bigelow, you know she says controversy always very, very good for your movie. >
for president obama and president george w. bush will cease after 10 years. both men are young, enjoy good health and have long lives ahead of them postpresidency. this bill proposes to extend that security for the remainder of their lives. there's an unintended anomaly, mr. speaker, that were current law not changed, barbara bush would have more safety than if they were president themselves. the person and the symbol of our presidency is safe and secure for the occuration of their natural lives. with that i would yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: mr. speaker, before i yield to the distinguished gentlelady from texas, i'd like to observe the great relationship that has been formed on judiciary between myself and the distinguished gentleman from san antonio, texas. for four years, he was the ranking member on his side while i was chair. we worked together. and for two years as chair, i worked as his ranking member. and we had a cordial and i think important relationship in framing and putting forward the issues for the commi
continuing the george w. bush tax cuts? >> brian: for everybody. >> gretchen: for everybody. folks, this is all going back to the campaign. it was all about getting elected and saying the right things then and saying what he probably really believes now. >> steve: but it also has a lot to do with what the american people are being told. how many outlets are you going to see that sound bite where you can see clearly the president of the united states completely did a 180. you might hear it on talk radio. it's the same reason we're hearing so much in the main stream media, but we got to raise taxes. you don't hear so much about we're in a gigantic hole with it comes to spending. it's one of the things we have done here at fox news channel since we signed on, what, 16 1/2 years ago. you can trust us to try to do the best to tell the truth. and that is where we are today. >> gretchen: we also give you the headlines. we'll start with a fox news alert. just over an hour ago, kate middleton was released from the hospital. you can see her here in this new video smiling and carrying flowers
. and those estate taxes revert to the levels they were before george w. bush was in office. those taxes were lowered to help us get through a couple recessions. this is unfair. people should be entitled to pass along their hard earned money. the concentration of wealth needs to be kept in check. it doesn't create dynastys. that was one of the earliest goals of this tax. as you said, the difficulty here is dividing up a house, or a farm or a going concern to pay a portion of the tax that is owed. that presents a problem for families having to pay that estate tax can affect the growth of family businesses. it's been fluctuating a lot in recent years. family run businesses can't plan for it. in the end it -- that part of things, the number of people who will actually have to pay that tax on big family estates farms or businesses is estimated to be about 50 people. 50 different estates next year. it's mostly a principle discussion. >> opponents call it the death tax. i haven't heard about you, in all the discussions over the past few weeks what might be over the deal. i haven't heard for republi
to negotiate a settlement between israel and the palestinians. george w. bush could not care. he wanted to fight the war on terror. and he thought the palestinian question was not the issue of the hour. and then came president obama. and he paid this conflict no attention. for what you have now is 12 years without any major movement on the palestinian question. and that's why this vote had this kind of impact. >> let's talk now about this report that israel is planning to build thousands of new houses in the west bank. the spokesman for the state department victoria nuland talked about that. listen to this and we'll discuss it. >> yeah. >> we reiterate our long standing opposition to settlement activity in east jerusalem construction and announcements. we also believe that these actions are counterproductive and make it harder to resume direct negotiations. >> suggesting that perhaps this is a step backward for palestine. >> well, i think there are reports from israel in fact that tell us that maybe these settlements will not be built because they are in a very sensitive area. what you
of it into policy. he hasn't done it. i don't see him starting you now. >> president clinton and george h.w. bush have donnie norm must good works together. if we can be optimistic, in terms of streamlining, the fiscal cliff i think that would be a good thing. bill: what is next, martha. martha: that is something to think about for today. how about this. $2 and new two dreams coming true big time, where the winning powerball tickets were sold, i'll give you a hint, not at my convenience store or bill's. bill: what we can learn about our fate from a very, very young age. [ malannouncer ] it'that time of year again. time for cii price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. bill: here is a smash and grab caught on ta
george h.w. bush is in a houston hospital. the 41st president is in a stable condition being treated for a cough that won't go away. officials expect he'll be released this weekend. mr. bush is 88 years old and has been in methodist hospital for nearly a week. doctors say he's been having complications from bronchitis. >>> medical trouble with a popular cholesterol drug. laboratories has stopped production of lipitor after tiny glass particles were found in some botales. that discovery triggered a recall earlier this month. no reports of injuries. the lab had a smaller recall of the same medicine in august after a mixup of dosages. the company holds nearly 40% of the u.s. market for lipitor. the fda doesn't expect any shortages. >>> a shortage of stars in the san antonio spurs lineup. the coach decided to give their older star, tim duncan, manu ginobili the night off. last night the heat won the game 105-100. nba commissioner david spern was upset, even though the spurs were ahead late in the final quarter, stern apologized for not putting its best players on the court. >>> a secret
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and former chairman of president george w. bush's council of economic advisers. becky and i just distilled this argument down off camera when i was reciting what someone just wrote in. there are more republicans in washington than democrats if you just add up the house, the senate, a tnld president. becky says, yes, but more powerful ones are democrats. >> yes. >> meaning you've got some cincinnati -- >> my point is it's like monopoly. do you buy baltic or park place. >> my point is if you're passing a bill -- >> you can't do it without all three. >> it doesn't matter who's more powerful, greg. and there are guys in the house that cohold some pretty powerful cards. >> absolutely. i think what we see now is these two cards hurtling toward each other and the question is who's going to swerve. i think there's a lot at stake right now for both political parties and think if we go off the fiscal cliff for very long the economy will almost certainly go into a recession. if it didn't, the economists are going to have to revise all our models. so i think it could occur if we go very long. and if w
and regretting that as much as george w. bush saying he looked into vladimir putin's eyes and saw his soul. this is, after all -- please explain to us, if you will, while all the gushing goes forth from the white house and others, explain how we got to this point where the muslim promised after mubarak's fall that they would not seek power and then they grabbed ultimate power and then he consolidated power and then he crushed the judiciary on thanksgiving day, and now we're sitting here wondering whether in the words of rich lowery we're in a position where it's meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh. >> well, this comes up in our interview as well. there are two lines of thinking on this. so some would argue and morsi himself would argue that he was simply trying to protect the constitutional process from a judiciary that was pro mubarak, that was trying to actually quash this democratic process and thwart democracy and freedom in egypt. that's the pro morsi line of thinking. the other line of thinking is that the muslim brotherhood is more hard line than they would claim to be, th
percent of the vote. >> so in 2000 you got 80 plus percent of the vote? >> not too bad. >> and george w. bush won the presidency. >> i see where you're going. >> no. i'm just saying, just people need to look at the fact that there's more than one reality. barack obama wasn't the only person who won. i'm not saying this to denigrate the president or elevate the president. i'm explaining the negotiations right here. you get 80% -- i got 80%, you know, when i ran in, you know -- actually ran unopposed in '98. in '9d6 i got 83%. i didn't give a damn what they said. they didn't call and say i got elected, joe, with 52% of the vote, you've got to go with me. i said that's great, mr. president, i got 80%. >> he probably did do that because he tried to make social security reform the centerpiece. >> right, and it didn't work. >> republicans didn't support it. >> it didn't work. david? >> joe, isn't one of the big questions here what boehner ultimately does is a legislative strategy, not just trying to deal with folks who won in their districts and who are opposed to taxes, but does he put a bil
because now there comparisons this morning being made between president obama and president george w. bush overplaying a mandate, one through the election but overplaying it to the point where it would backfire as it did in president bush's case. >> what the president has asked for is 1.6 trillion net of new revenue. if you're going to get the kind of major entitlement reform that i and others believe you need to do to make sure that medicare and social security and other programs exist 20 years from now, there's that relationship to making sure there's a big enough revenue number. what he's laid out in terms of the rates just gets you a trillion. you will need net additional 500 billion beyond that i don't think he's overasked. everybody knows for those of us that have been successful, we'll pay more. more semantics about what format. let's have rates go back up. if we can really exercise the kind of discipline and tax reform that simpson-bowles and gang of six talked about it, we need to do that. >> speaker boehner would argue he's put a solution on the table that he'll compromise on ded
on their principles. no, i think it strengthens -- listen, let's be honest here -- after george w. bush, there wasn't much of a republican party left. the fiscal conservatives have now been into the republican party -- >> steve? >> i was going to say the public is conflicted over the question you asked rick. all the polling data show americans -- >> polling data, i know who conducts the polls and how they're asked. >> and they -- >> let's ask people if they want to pay taxes, they want to cut spending, they say no. a good leader will convince them. >> it's actually the point i'm going to make, rick. the polling data show americans do not want bigger government, they only want all of the things that bigger government offers. >> they don't want to pay for them. >> and what i think has not been done is the politician going to the public and saying you want this, this is what this costs. we're going to have some data tomorrow on the fiscal cliff from our all america survey. and it's going to very much make this point that the things that, by the way, republicans and democrats both oppose are things lik
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're going to do. >>> an update on the health of former president george h.w. bush. he's in stable condition at a houston hospital. he was admitted a week ago and is being treated for bronchitis. his office says the former president is expected to be released in the next few days. the former president is 88 years old. he is now our oldest living former president. >>> major question this morning, about the stalled middle east peace process. what happens now? the palestinian authority, they did receive a giant endorsement yesterday when the united nations general assembly voted to upgrade its status to non-member state. >> but the united states and israel strongly, strongly oppose this resolution, claiming the unilateral move is no substitute for direct negotiations with israel. cnn foreign affairs reporter elise labott has more on this developing story in washington at the united nations and the middle east. >> good morning, john. as we said the vote is really a global endorsement of the establishment of a palestinian state. and it gives the palestinians a bit of hope and a bit of dignity aft
be announced as soon as this afternoon. >>> former president george h.w. bush could be home from the hospital sometime this weekend. doctors say he's in stable condition. he's being treated for bronchitis that has sent him back and forth to the hospital over the past few weeks. mr. bush's spokesman says the condition is not life-threatening, but he understands the concern. >> at age 88 when you're talking about bronchitis, last thing you want to have happen get into the lungs and become pneumonia. >> president bush has a form of parkinson's disease that makes it difficult to walk. >> in good health, the skydiving thing. >> yeah. >>> all right. people who take one of the nation's most popular prescription medications will need to find another option. one company that makes the generic form of lipitor shut down production after small pieces of glass were found inside the pills. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: the company that produces more than one in three generic lipitor pills taken in this country has shut down all production. the problem, ranbaxy can't figure out how glass particl
of the bottles. >>> former george h. w. bush was hospitalized nr bronchitis. he has a lingering cough, unquote, and has been hospitalized for six days. he is the oldest living former president. >>> nasa says it has found large deposits of water ice on mercury, planet closest to the sun. some areas of mercury can reach 800 degrees fahrenheit. ouch. some areas are completely shielded from the sun allowing the ice to form. nasa plans to send its messenger spacecraft to that area for a closer look in the coming months. >>> sleeker, how one honda executive describes the new look for the civic sedan on sale now. best-selling compact in the nation, getting its second redesign in just a year and a half. back in a moment. year and a half. back in a moment. urizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas
trust anything democrats agreed to when we have had a history going back to george h. w. bush where he promised to raise taxes, and the democrats were going to lower -- cut spending $2 for every dollar that he raised? what happened, he had said, read my lips, no new taxes. would he agree to do this, the democrats piled on. why in the world should they trust anything the democrats promise as far as spending cuts are concerned. guest: let's go back to the earlier question, do they live up to the deficit-reduction law's the past. it is true they sometimes pass spending cuts and then reverse them. -- laws they have passed. it is true they sometimes pass spending cuts and then reverse them. it kind of works on both sides, but i suppose why should republicans trust democrats? democrats also did not know if they should trust republicans. that is why we're in a little bit of a gridlock here. host: we began our conversation with sam goldfarb of cq roll call by talking about a so- called tax extenders. a quick definition? guest: temporary tax breaks usually directed to the small type of business
former president george h.w. bush hospitalized in texas this morning. the 88-year-old bush has been in and out of the hospital for nearly a month after coming down with a case of bronchitis. no discharge date has been announced just yet. >>> thousands of schoolchildren in this country will spend a lot more time in the classroom. this is beginning next fall. school days and the overall school year will be lengthened in five states as a way to help underperforming students achieve better results in their studies. >> kids are going to love that. firefighters and family members are calling it a miracle. a couple from oregon survived after a 100 foot fir tree crushed their car. that's what their car looked like. firefighters say the couple actually walked away from the wreckage. >> they must have had a bright light shining down on them because if you look at the passenger compartment, especially the driver's compartment, there's about a space of two loaves of bread in there. how the husband survived is just remarkable. >> family members say the couple had just moved to the area and were
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